(c. 1840 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a farmer on his father's very large place in Pitt County, NC. On 19 August 1862, then age 22, he enlisted there as Private, Company A, 27th North Carolina Infantry. He was commissioned 3rd Lieutenant of his Company on 22 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He died 3 days later in a US Army field hospital on the Smith Farm near Sharpsburg and was originally "buried in Dr. Smith's field" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg [map].
After the War
He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4881]
2 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9810]
3 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966- [AotW citation 25946]